The Civic Labs are regular gatherings of citizens around Belgium. The purpose of those meetings is to work on projects that aim at improving local communities’ life. They are open to everyone that wants to work actively on the ongoing projects. You are also welcome to come and present your own ideas which will be heard and taken into consideration. Most of the projects are based on open data as Civic Labs are part of the Open Knowledge movement which promotes availability of knowledge and data.
The labs start with a presentation of the projects’ progress followed by actions to bring them forward. They are indeed direct and action-oriented. They also give participants an opportunity to learn and share their experience about innovation, open data, civic hacking and many more.